You can find introductions to career-related topics in a variety of reference books. Reference books are great for several reasons: you can quickly learn professional terminology, read short articles about your topic, or find valuable secondary sources (other books or journal articles on topic, or relevant organizations and websites). The following titles are located in theReference Collection (next to the Research Help Desk). They cannot be checked out, but you can take notes, or make photocopies of relevant pages. If your topic is not covered in the texts listed below, feel free to contact the Research Help Desk to see if there is a reference work that would be helpful to you.